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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Alberto Monserrate
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Alberto Monserrate was born in Middlebury, Vermont. Monserrate grew up in Puerto Rico and England. He moved to Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota majoring in sociology. He has held several positions including the state chair of the Minnesota Young DFL, Ameriprise, Board of La Oportunidad Incorporated, Prudential Securities as a financial advisor, and founding board of the KIPP Stand (Knowledge Is Power Program). Monserrate is currently a Latino Media owner of La Prensa, La Invasora, and LCN. He is currently serving on the Minneapolis School Board. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Jobs held; family background; being bilingual in Spanish and English; playing sports; crime exposure; Minnesota weather; scholarships; lack of Latino community in 1980s; racism; relationships; financial struggles; immigration; Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio; Latino non-profits; education; technology; Lake Street; community involvement; Latino businesses; Latino rally; anti-immigrant sentiment; English as a Second Language; Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors.
Quantity 1 digital file
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 02:15:45 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Monserrate, Alberto
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/29/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.23
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'